Every time the system notifies us of low hard drive space, we have to analyze which files and folders are taking the most space and remove those folders. What we are not finding though are those duplicated files that are taking up plenty of space. In this article, we will show how to find and delete duplicate files from your Windows PC to free up some space.
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When you are running Windows 8 modern apps, you will find that the Windows 8 apps have no access to files on external drives. It is unclear why Microsoft impose such limitation to their apps, but you can easily get around this issue by tricking Windows 8 into thinking your external drive is actually a Windows library.
Don’t you find it frustrating when you are searching in Windows 8 and it didn’t give you what you want? Wouldn’t it be great if you can access all the Settings in one folder? This will save you time and effort to search for the specific Setting. In Windows 8, this folder is known as […]
Microsoft’s release of Windows 8.1 Preview addresses a number of issues that have bugged users of Windows 8 since it was made available, but many people have run into problems when attempting to install the preview software. If you have not been able to get the Windows 8.1 update installed, here’s what you need to do.
Have you ever wish that you can open the unfinished document in your office computer, and access it on your home PC? What about sharing that same document with others? CupCloud provides a practical solution for users who prefer the luxury of saving their currently open items and accessing them at a later time on an alternate PC.
Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. It’s available as an upgrade to all Windows 8 users. In the meantime, users can make the choice if they want to take advantage of Microsoft’s beta test of the first Service Pack for Windows 8.
It happens to all of us – we type a document up in Microsoft Word or Excel only to find that a word used multiple times was inaccurate or just plain wrong. It’s a “Ctrl-F” moment, but if there are many instances of said misspeak then you could be in for a tedious and time-consuming chore. There is a better way to replace words in Word and Excel.
There are times when a user wants to know the startup and shutdown history of a computer. Mostly, system administrators need to know about the history for troubleshooting purposes. If multiple users use the computer, it may be a good security measure to check PC startup and shutdown times to make sure that the PC is being used legitimately. In this article, we will discuss two ways to keep track of your PC shutdown and startup times.
One of the common issues with Windows 8 is that app notifications keep appearing after you have seen them. You may restart your PC and see the same notifications you did when you logged off. Using the Local Group Policy Editor, you can clear these app notifications when you log off your computer.
Microsoft rolled out its Office 2013 product, bringing numerous updates and new features, but they forgot to include a basic, yet useful function: tabs. For those who want to add tabs to Microsoft Office, Office Tabs is one great solution that you should try out.
Windows Aero became a popular interface for PC users with the release of Windows Vista in 2007, but only a portion of it still remain in Windows 8. For users who want to utilize Aero features in Windows 8 and are not sure how to do so, here are the methods you can use to enjoy Aero features.
If you have dual boot Linux and Windows, you will notice that GRUB 2 will replace your current bootloader as the default bootloader. This article shows you how to configure the boot menu of Windows 8 and return it as the default bootloader. This is useful if you prefer something a little more familiar.
The progress bar is supposed to make your life better by informing you how much more time it requires to finish the job. However, most of the time, it is inaccurate and it could show 99% for the last 5 minutes. We understand your frustration, which is why I’m going to explain exactly why these things happen.
The good thing about the Windows 8’s Modern interface is that you can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen. However, if you pinned too many apps to the screen, navigating them can be a chore. On a tablet, you can move around in the Start screen by swiping left/right. On the desktop, you […]
Have you ever used Skype and your voice can barely be heard by those you call? If so, you may need to boost your mic. Boosting your mic in Windows 8 can make it much easier for those you’re on a call with to hear you. If someone on the other end says you’re speaking too low, boosting your mic is a quick and easy solution.
Windows may well be the most popular operating system, but there are plenty of reasons to look further afield and try out some of the alternatives. If you have ever considered the idea of trying out Linux, but are not comfortable with wiping Windows completely from your computer, here is how you can dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux.
The Homegroup feature had been around since Windows 7. It allows you to easily share files, folders and media with another Windows PC without having to go through complicated setup. In Windows 8, Homegroups are easy to create, even more so than they were in Windows 7. In this article, we will show you how to create homegroup in Windows 8.
Microsoft has rolled out a brand new update to the Bing Desktop that puts the app on steroids. Some new features in this update include inline search, weather report, Facebook integration and more. Check out our Bing Desktop review for more details.
In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]
It is disappointing that Microsoft didn’t make it easier to add shortcuts in “My Computer” area. There’s so much real estate there that’s not being used. It’s natural to be able to add program shortcuts there. Here is a workaround to create a shortcut in “My Computer” that works with today’s most popular operating systems!